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Legal scholars also raised concerns about the court’s increasing reliance on its so-called shadow docket, or decisions made without hearing oral arguments from the parties involved. In these scenarios, the court gives only a cursory explanation behind its ruling

Ten Supreme Court SHADOW DOCKET decisions made in the dark of the night that changed America

“The Supreme Court increasingly relies on the shadow docket to make decisions often in a dramatically accelerated fashion, without providing signed opinions or detailed explanations. Decisions can come in the middle of the night, with no public discussion and no guidance to lower-court judges on how to analyze similar cases. The speed and secretiveness has …

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